Hero Open R2

Lucas Bjerregaard sets new course record

Hero Open 2021 R2
August 05-08
Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
€1,250,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Hero Open 2021 R2 - Lucas Bjerregaard sets new course record
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Dane Lucas Bjerregaard produced eleven birdies on Friday to sign for a round of 62 marred by a single bogey at the par-4 15th. He tops the leaderboard at 15-under in the Hero Open and set a new course record at Fairmont St Andrews, one shot better than the record set by overnight leader Calum Hill on Thursday.


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“My putter might be the most valuable thing in Scotland right now,” said Bjerregaard. “I’ve never putted like that and I’m not sure I’ve seen anyone putt like that. That was pretty special, I’m a happy man right now.

“When I made the turn. I was four under and then hit a bad tee shot on one. Terrible second shot, not a good wedge shot in and holed that for par. Then I got to three, hit two good shots on the par five, just short of the green, hit a terrible chip shot and holed that and thought ‘this is going pretty good’. Then I had a terrible shot on eight and holed a 50-60 footer.


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“I hit my irons well, but didn’t hit it well off the tee. I hit about three or four fairways. I guess I got lucky and missed in the correct spots and managed to hit some good iron shots out of there and putted well. It was definitely the putter. I think I had about 20 putts today – that helps

“We’ve been very fortunate on our side of the draw. Conditions finishing up here were pretty good, not much wind and we saw the sun for a couple of holes. We’ve been very fortunate and the same story yesterday. I didn’t feel that comfortable yesterday, I played okay but I wasn’t thinking nine or ten under – you rarely are. That’s how the round progressed and I felt very confident. It seemed every time I lined the putter up I felt I could make it.”


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“It’s amazing. I’m going to enjoy that tonight. It’s been a long time since I’ve been here. It’ll be nice to be on that side coming into the weekend.”

Play was delayed for over three hours due to poor weather and led to play being suspended overnight with several players yet to finish.

Local favourite Hill signed for a bogey-free 68 and moved down to second place.

“I’m pretty happy. I’ve been solid, saved myself nicely and made a lot of good five to seven footers when I had to. It’s been good.

“All day I didn’t hit a handful of great shots in a row but I was very patient, made the saves I needed to and took advantage of the ones where I hit it close. Pretty happy with the ‘B’ game today.

“It was in the bag, I just didn’t drive it well enough. I put myself in bad positions on the holes where you want to be in good positions, where you’ll have chances. But the rest was manageable and I’m quite happy – two more of the same and I’ll be chuffed.”


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Hero Open 2021 R2

South Africa’s Justin Walters (64) and Spaniard Santiago Tarrio (65) moved to 12-under and a share of third place followed by Englishman Matthew Jordan (66) and Frenchman Robin Sciot-Siegrist (68) in fifth place at 11-under.

“The first holes were very tough with a lot of wind,” said Tarrio. “It got easier to play as the wind went down a little bit and the course became easier. For me, it was another good day with my putting and up and downs. The rest of my game is okay. Tomorrow is another day and I hope I can make a lot of more birdies.

“I don’t play a lot of links golf. I like it, I like to move the ball. You need to hit a lot of creative shots and I love that.”

Hero Open 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Lucas Bjerregaard *
-15
67
62
129
2
Calum Hill
-13
63
68
131
T3
Santiago Tarrio
-12
67
65
132
T3
Justin Walters
-12
68
64
132
T5
Matthew Jordan
-11
67
66
133
T5
Robin Sciot-Siegrist *
-11
65
64
129
T7
Jonathan Caldwell
-10
64
70
134
T7
Chase Hanna *
-10
65
46
111
T7
Berry Henson *
-10
67
67
134
T7
Sihwan Kim *
-10
69
65
134
T7
David Law
-10
67
67
134
T7
Shubhankar Sharma
-10
67
67
134
T13
Eduardo De la Riva
-9
68
51
119
T13
James Morrison
-9
69
54
123
T13
Toby Tree *
-9
67
68
135
T16
Matt Ford *
-8
70
66
136
T16
Grant Forrest *
-8
68
68
136
T16
Richard McEvoy *
-8
70
66
136
T16
Richie Ramsay
-8
67
69
136
T16
Jordan Smith
-8
68
68
136
T21
Bryce Easton
-7
67
65
132
T21
Hugo León *
-7
67
70
137
T21
Adrian Otaegui
-7
67
70
137
T21
Callum Shinkwin
-7
69
68
137
T25
David Drysdale
-6
71
67
138
T25
Chris Paisley *
-6
66
72
138
T25
Alvaro Quiros *
-6
66
56
122
T25
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
-6
66
56
122
T25
Darius van Driel
-6
71
67
138
T30
Yi Keun Chang *
-5
70
53
123
T30
Pedro Figueiredo
-5
68
59
127
T32
Jamie Donaldson
-4
73
67
140
T32
Oliver Farr
-4
71
69
140
T32
Ross Fisher *
-4
65
75
140
T32
Daniel Hillier
-4
69
66
135
T32
Craig Howie
-4
75
65
140
T32
Tyler Koivisto *
-4
69
71
140
T32
Damien Perrier *
-4
72
61
133
T32
Kristoffer Reitan *
-4
67
73
140
T32
Matthew Southgate
-4
72
68
140
T32
Andy Sullivan *
-4
73
67
140
T42
Marcus Armitage
-3
72
69
141
T42
Rhys Enoch *
-3
72
69
141
T42
Scott Hend *
-3
72
69
141
T42
Masahiro Kawamura
-3
73
68
141
T42
Niall Kearney *
-3
71
47
118
T42
Garrick Porteous *
-3
69
56
125
T42
Ricardo Santos
-3
72
69
141
T42
Lee Slattery *
-3
68
62
130
T42
Dale Whitnell *
-3
73
68
141
T51
Matthew Baldwin *
-2
75
67
142
T51
Austin Bautista
-2
72
70
142
T51
Jorge Campillo *
-2
72
70
142
T51
Ashley Chesters
-2
71
71
142
T51
Bradley Dredge
-2
75
67
142
T51
Joachim B. Hansen *
-2
74
68
142
T51
Anton Karlsson
-2
72
70
142
T51
Marcus Kinhult *
-2
71
71
142
T51
Renato Paratore *
-2
75
67
142
T60
Wil Besseling *
-1
72
71
143
T60
Gaganjeet Bhullar
-1
76
67
143
T60
Kristoffer Broberg
-1
77
66
143
T60
Alejandro Cañizares *
-1
73
70
143
T60
Ben Evans *
-1
71
61
132
T60
Ryan Fox
-1
74
69
143
T60
Daniel Gavins
-1
71
72
143
T60
Frank Kennedy
-1
72
63
135
T60
Alexander Levy
-1
69
74
143
T60
Gavin Moynihan
-1
70
68
138
T60
Carlos Pigem *
-1
74
69
143
T60
Marcel Siem *
-1
70
73
143
T60
Gary Stal *
-1
69
67
136
T60
Lars van Meijel
-1
76
67
143
T74
SSP Chawrasia *
E
76
52
128
T74
Dave Coupland
E
76
68
144
T74
Ignacio Elvira Mijares *
E
71
73
144
T74
Lorenzo Gagli *
E
73
71
144
T74
Tom Gandy
E
78
66
144
T74
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
E
73
71
144
T74
Scott Jamieson *
E
71
73
144
T74
Søren Kjeldsen
E
74
70
144
T74
Ryan Lumsden (a)
E
73
71
144
T74
Jake McLeod
E
75
57
132
T74
Ajeetesh Sandhu
E
77
67
144
T74
Graeme Storm *
E
76
68
144
T74
Julian Suri *
E
75
69
144
T74
Connor Syme
E
73
71
144
T74
Oliver Wilson *
E
76
68
144
T74
Daniel Young (a)
E
75
64
139
T74
Aron Zemmer *
E
71
73
144
T74
Daniel van Tonder
E
74
70
144
T92
Philip Eriksson
+1
74
63
137
T92
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
+1
75
70
145
T92
Benjamin Hebert *
+1
76
69
145
T92
Nicolai Højgaard
+1
75
62
137
T92
Shiv Kapur *
+1
72
57
129
T92
Paul Peterson *
+1
77
68
145
T92
Laird Shepherd (a)
+1
73
72
145
T92
Paul Waring
+1
71
74
145
T92
Chris Wood *
+1
75
70
145
T101
David Dixon
+2
74
64
138
T101
Oliver Fisher
+2
76
70
146
T101
Liam Johnston *
+2
78
68
146
T101
Francesco Laporta *
+2
71
75
146
T101
Haotong Li
+2
77
69
146
T101
Eddie Pepperell *
+2
74
72
146
T101
Bernd Ritthammer *
+2
72
63
135
T101
Martin Simonsen *
+2
76
47
123
T101
Clement Sordet *
+2
79
67
146
T110
Paul Dunne
+3
79
68
147
T110
Niklas Lemke
+3
77
70
147
T110
Paul O’Hara
+3
75
72
147
T110
Haydn Porteous *
+3
73
70
143
T110
Jesper Sandborg
+3
74
68
142
T110
Cormac Sharvin *
+3
73
70
143
T116
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
+4
72
76
148
T116
Janne Kaske *
+4
73
71
144
T116
Marc Warren *
+4
78
70
148
T116
Robin Williams *
+4
75
73
148
T116
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
+4
75
73
148
T121
Deyen Lawson *
+5
78
71
149
T121
Robert Rock
+5
76
73
149
123
Graham Fox
+6
74
76
150
T124
Aaron Cockerill
+7
80
71
151
T124
Stephen Gallacher *
+7
80
71
151
T124
Josh Geary *
+7
76
75
151
T124
Dimitrios Papadatos *
+7
72
79
151
T124
Matthias Schmid *
+7
80
71
151
T124
Max Schmitt
+7
77
58
135
T124
Jordan Wrisdale *
+7
80
71
151
T131
David Horsey *
+8
81
71
152
T131
David Howell *
+8
77
75
152
T131
Ross McGowan *
+8
80
72
152
T131
Benjamin Poke
+8
81
71
152
T131
Adrien Saddier *
+8
75
77
152
T131
Euan Walker (a) *
+8
79
73
152
T131
Jeff Winther
+8
79
73
152
T138
Pep Angles
+9
79
74
153
T138
Tom McKibbin
+9
79
74
153
140
Romain Wattel *
+10
78
76
154
141
Chris Doak
+17
90
71
161
142
Jake Bolton
+18
83
79
162
W/D
Joel Stalter
+11
83
83
* Player started on the back nine